Hamer is an American company that has been known to make phenomenal instruments at many different levels. The Slammer series were budget guitars and basses made overseas with good parts and excellent craftsmanship – especially for the timeframe they were made.
This is a Hamer J-bass copy from the early ’90s, and it is a great-sounding, great-playing example of Hamer’s catalog. Tonally it sounds much like a J-bass ought to, and the action plays easy. The neck is chunky and feels good in the hand. The fretboard is standard rosewood, scaled to 34″.
The electronics are simple: Volume, 2 tone controls, and 2 J-style single coil pickups. Good closed-back tuners and a billet bridge complete the equipment list for this very solid, easy-playing, great-sounding bass guitar.